By invitation from Bord Bia, there were four Top Michelin Star French Chefs (Mr Maurice Alexis, Mr Jacques Charrette, Mr Didier Coupeau and Mr Joel Reynaud) in attendance at the Totally Tipperary festival in Cloughjordan House in June of this year, to carry out some cookery demonstrations using local Tipperary producers products along with Crossogue Preserves pure Irish Honey.
There were also two cookery demonstrations by two Irish Bloggers:
Nessa Robins – Lemony Ice Cream using Crossogue Preserves Lemon Curd and Raspberry Coulis
Kristin Jensen – Irish Coffee Curd Cheesecake using Crossogue Preserves Irish Coffee Curd
Where do Crossogue Preserves come from?
Business owner Veronica Molloy was born and raised in East Africa, she trained as a nurse in England, then met and married her husband Tony, who is a farmer from Thurles. Veronica was then taught how to make jam and preserve fruits by her mother in law. Having a large vegetable and fruit garden, she made many jams and preserves, which she used to supply to the local country markets. After having won prizes at a local horticultural show with her jams and vegetables, some local shops showed interest and slowly the business grew from that.
“A sweet success story that can only get sweeter”
What else does Crossogue Preserves produce?
Crossogue Preserves produce over 85 handmade, full flavoured fruity jams, marmalades, jellies, curds, chutneys and relishes of which a number have won gold, silver and bronze awards in the Great Taste Awards. The company is well established and traditional family recipes are used without artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. There are currently 5 employees, 3 full time and 2 part time working from the kitchen at Crossogue House.
“Quality and flavour are the key words to Crossogue’s success”
Where can I buy Crossogue Preserves products?
The products are stocked in most “Avoca” and “Kilkenny Design” stores along with all Butlers Pantry’s shops. They can also be purchased in gift shops, victuallers and delicatessens around Ireland. At present, Crossogue Preserves supply to over 20 outlets in Co. Tipperary and also supply the food service sector in which they are hoping to expand.
Currently abroad, they supply the United States, Brussels, and Finland and are at present researching into the UK market.
“The old phrase “money for jam” is a very apt one for Crossogue Preserves”
Where can I taste Crossogue Preserves products and meet the family behind this wonderful brand?
You can catch Crossogue Preserves at most major shows and exhibitions to including Bloom, Dublin Horse Show, Shop, The Ideal Homes Exhibition and many local shows and fairs in various counties in Ireland. Visit the website (www.crossoguepreserves.com) for further information and some easy to use recipes, or on facebook for up to date news and events.